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Darren Johnstone sought over murder of James Baillie in Hamilton

Darren Johnstone
Image caption Anyone who recognises Darren Johnstone should not approach him

Police have released a picture of a man they want to trace in connection with a murder in South Lanarkshire.

Darren Johnstone, 31, from Larkhall, is being sought over the death of 41-year-old James Baillie, who was attacked with his mother in Hamilton last month.

Anyone who recognises Mr Johnstone is advised not to approach him.

He is described as 5ft 9in tall, of athletic build with brown hair. He has a tattoo with the letters "DJ" on the left side of his neck.

It is thought that Mr Johnstone may be in another part of the UK.

Mr Baillie and his 64-year-old mother were attacked following a row with a number of other people in Buchanan Crescent, Hamilton, at about 21:00 on 23 July.

He sustained a serious head injury while his mother had serious injuries to her arm, head and face.

It has also emerged that Mr Baillie, who lived in Buchanan Crescent, was assaulted earlier in the evening.

The 41-year-old was taken to Hairmyres Hospital in East Kilbride following the second attack, where he died days later.

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